Kristen M. Rushing, Esquire
Kristen M. Rushing joined the law firm in 2005 and became a partner in 2013. She received her undergraduate degree from York College of Pennsylvania in 1999 and her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in 2002. After graduating from law school, Ms. Rushing served a three year judicial clerkship for the Family Court of the State of Delaware.
Ms. Rushing is an active member of both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Delaware County Bar Association. In January, 2015, Ms. Rushing began her term as the 80th President of the Delaware County Bar Association, which consists of over 1200 members. She is a Past Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Bar Association as well as a Past President of the Young Lawyers' Section. She remains an active member of the Family Law Section. Additionally, Ms. Rushing is a member of the Law Day Committee and the Bench Bar Conference Committee of the Bar Association. On the state level, Ms. Rushing is the Co-Chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for Zone 9 and a member of Council for the PBA Family Law Section.
Ms. Rushing has received numerous honors from her peers on the local and state level in recognition for her outstanding contributions to the legal profession. She reeived the Nicholas D. Vadino, Jr. Memorial Award in 2007, the most prestigious award that can be given to a Young Lawyer by the Bar Association. She also received the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Pro Bono Award in 2010 and was selected in 2008 and 2010 as a "Rising Star" by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. In addition to these awards, Ms. Rushing has been recognized by her peers for her expertise in the area of Family Law and by the Bar Association, the Delaware County Domestic Abuse Project and Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania for her contributions to the local community. Ms. Rushing is a frequent lecturer on matrimonial law for the Delaware County Bar Association and has also been a presenter of continuing legal education courses for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section and Neumann College.
As part of her charitable work, Ms. Rushing established the Young Lawyers "Run for the House" 5k, which benefits the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. This run has become an annual event, raising over $20,000 to date.